Entering the fourth quarter of Friday’s Sandwich girls’ basketball game against Plymouth South, coach Chris Gendreau didn’t want to relive the team's last-second defeat on Tuesday.
In both games, the Blue Knights had a solid halftime lead, but found themselves needing to rally in the final quarter. They couldn't pull it off Tuesday, losing 60-59 to Falmouth.
Erin Gendreau made sure there wouldn't be a disappointing ending this time, scoring 22 of her 39 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Blue Knights to a 80-58 win.
“Not only do you have to be physically strong, but mentally strong,” he said.
Gendreau's outburst helped the Blue Knights (4-8) outscore the Panthers, 29-16, in the final quarter.
“When you see someone in the zone, it’s just weird. It’s unconscious,” her father and coach said.
Erin Gendreau opened the quarter with four 3-pointers and a jumper to account for a 14-0 run.
“Tonight was one of those nights we're we tried to get people out of the way,” Chris Gendreau said.
Sidney Miller contributed 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists in the comeback win.
Chris Gendreau said once Erin got on her roll, they began setting plays for Miller to get the ball into Erin Gendreau’s hands.
“Once one has the ball, it’s almost like they share a brain,” Chris Gendreau said.
Gendreau was named a Globe Fall All-Scholastic for field hockey and is looking to play both college field hockey and basketball. She has narrowed her choices to American International, Stonehill, Hobart, and Davidson University in North Carolina.
“[Erin] leads by example, lets her actions on the court do her talking for her,” her father said.
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